Saturday, August 11, 2007

Fall Sewing and Knitting - already?

Oh, the summer is going by too fast (it always does, doesn't it). I've had a chance to do quite a bit of work lately, as it's been so hot outside that we've been spending many of our afternoons in the basement. No pics again, though, I broke our camera - trying to take a pic of my oldest dd's "artwork", felt on flannel, she really had her colours and shapes aligned so beautifully, and as I was about to snap the pic, my younger dd went to grab the pieces off the board - as I reached down to stop her I slammed the camera on the table *sigh* Anyways, we did get a new camera, but I haven't yet played with it to figure out the software for uploading the pics onto the computer.

In the past couple of weeks, I've made boxer briefs for dh, panties for me, shorts for me, a skirt for me, and played with other miscellaneous little projects. I've also finished a panty order (5 pairs sewn, 1 pair unsewn + pattern & instructions), complete with a Morsbag, to be mailed tomorrow. When I open up my HyenaCart (coming in September!!), I have decided I will send a Morsbag as a gift with every order - I'll be looking for old sheets at value village, through freecycle, etc, to be able to make them :) Yeah, I [i]could[/i] advertise for myself on the bag - but I'm not going to. It defeats the purpose - they'll say and that's it.

I want to learn: card weaving, naalbinden (this is a big one - I read in a book recently that centuries ago in Norway, a man was said to have a poorly skilled wife if his mitts were done with knitting as opposed to naalbinden - and like any strong minded (hard-headed?) woman of Scandinavian descent, I took it as a challenge, lol), wireworking, basketmaking, the list goes on

It will have to wait a bit, though, another MDC swap is coming up and I'm going on vacation next week :D I'll be taking some knitting along, as well as a couple pincushions to finish.


Blogger Robin said...

LOVE the Morsbag idea Mandy...I really think those are cool! I keep buying the ones from the grocery stores, never thinking how easy it would be to make my own.


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